Carolinas and Georgia

1368

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sesbania herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sesbania herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Sesbania macrocarpa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-28-001:
Sesbania exaltata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sesban exaltatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania


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Look for it in ditches, wet fields, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the native distribution uncertain
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA & SC (uncommon in NC) (rare in Piedmont, where probably introduced)


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 20-70 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow often marked with maroon
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Sesbania herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania